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Pool pumps are wired to run on either V or V. Most are run on V and are preset at the manufacturers at V. If you are going to wire your own pool pump, you must first know what voltage is coming to your pump from the house circuit breaker. Also you must ensure that the electrical supply agrees with the motor's voltage, phase, and cycle and that all electrical wiring conforms to local codes and NEC regulations. If you are unsure of this voltage or are unfamiliar with electrical codes and regulations, have a professional electrician wire your pump for you or at least check your work. Failure to wire the pump correctly can cause electrical shock or can damage your pump motor and void your warranty.
This voltage will be either V or V. Pool Pump manufacturers commonly list these as V or V. Generally you will have three wires coming to your pump.
For V you will generally have a red, a black and a green wire. The red and black wires are both hot. There is no neutral. The green wire is always ground. For V the three wires are generally black hotwhite neutral and green ground. Step 3 Unscrew the two screws that hold the cover over the back end of the motor.
Remove the cover to expose the electrical connectors. Step 4 Screw a metal elbow onto your pool pump at the end of the motor.
Step 5 Run conduit from the metal box to the pump. String your three wires thru the conduit and metal elbow into the end of the motor. Screw the conduit collar onto the end of the elbow. Ensure that your wire size is adequate for the HP rating and distance from the power source.
Check your pool pump owners manual for the correct size. Step 6 If you are wiring for V, the three wires coming to the pool pump from the circuit box are red, black and green.
In this example for Hayward pool pumps, red will go to the L1 terminal and black will go to the L2 terminal. The green wire will be under the green screw to the far right.
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In addition there is a black plug with two wires coming from inside the motora black wire and white wire with a black tracer line. The black plug is positioned so that the white arrow on top of the 2 prong black plug is pointing at V. Step 7 For clarification this picture shows the terminals without the wires. The red wire is attached to terminal 1 of Line 1 L1. The black wire is attached to terminal 3 of Line 2 L2. The green wire is attached to Ground GND. The black plug is positioned so that the black wire is attached to terminal 5.
For V the white wire is not attached. Step 8 If you are wiring for V, the three wires to the pool pump will be black, white and green. Attach the white V wire to terminal 1 of Line 1 L1.
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Attach the black wire 0 V to terminal 3 of Line 2 L2. Attach the green wire under the Ground screw GND. The black plug is shifted in position so the black wire is attached to terminal 4 Line 2 L2 and the white wire is attached to terminal 5. Note: in this position the white arrow on top of the 2 prong black plug is pointing at the V label.
Step 9 Replace the pool pump motor cover and secure it with the two screws. Step 10 Lastly your pool pump motor must be bonded in accordance with local electrical code requirements.
Use a solid copper conductor, size 8 AWG or larger. Run this wire from from a reinforcing rod to the pressure wire connector provided on the motor housing.
Note: In this example the wire coming from the bottom of the picture is going to the pump. The upper wire is going to the heater to bond the heater. Add a Comment.
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If you need a wiring diagram for a specific motor we would need the part or catalog number of the motor. Your video says the white wire is L1 and the black is L2 the other video is the exact opposite. Does it matter? Follow the wiring guidelines listed on that tag.
With my red and blue power wires vis there polarity with respect to the terminals?
I don't want accidentally run the pump in reverse, you know? It will not run in reverse. Thank you. Also, I am a customer that order parts from your co. I am awaiting for an Impeller. Are you trying to wire a volt motor so that it accepts volts?
Or are you trying to switch a dual voltage motor from to ? Or are you wanting to change out a motor for a whole new motor? If mine does not have a wear ring but the impeller keeps falling out can I put one on to hold impeller in place when trying to reconnect motor into housing?
Can you provide that info? You can also refer to the wiring guide on the side of the motor for wiring guidance. Line 1 has v Line 2 has v then I have ground. Does this sound correct to you? Thanks for your help. If your motor label says v, you can't test it on v.
The other end of this hose will connect the same way to the fitting on the front of the strainer housing. The strainer housing is located on the front of the pump and . This guide shows you how to wire a standard pool pump. Pool pumps are wired to run on either V or V. . I have a new Century AO Smith SQ pump for my pool. installation has been pretty straightforward except that the input. Part of owning a pool is keeping it clean. To maintain clean water you must install a pool filter and pump. The filter does the actual work of removing the dirt.
If the motor is v, you can run the hot line usually black to the low or high speed terminal, the neutral line usually white to the common terminal, and the ground line to the ground terminal green screw. I have 4 wires coming out of the motor. How would I wire it up just to see if it's still good?
The four wires are red, blue, white, and black.
How would I wire it to a electrical cord to see if it works? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have bought a kit to rebuild my pentair whispro pool pump motor.
A small pressure wire connector provided on the motor housing on back of my motor is broken. Can I just tangle the wire to the broken piece. However, the diagrams on most of the motors have the neutral white going to L2 and the hot black going to L1.
Winterizing your above-ground pool requires you to drain the sand filter and the pump. Winterization also requires you to disconnect the hoses. If your model of pool filter has a twinned pipe or union to connect it to the pool pump, attach the correct section to the pool pump. Use a pair of water pump pliers.
Pumps can be hardwired to the breaker, or plug into an outdoor receptacle. You may have a separate switch that operates the pump. Regardless of how your pump connects to the circuit, turning off the breaker ensures the electricity is disconnected and allows you to connect the pump to the filter safely.
Slide hose clamps onto each end of your flexible pool hose. Connect one end of the pool hose to the bottom of the skimmer and the opposite end to the inlet port on your pump. Use a screwdriver to tighten the hose clamps, securing the hose to the skimmer and pump.
Connect another hose to the outlet port on your pump. Connect the other end of this hose to the inlet port on your sand filter. Tighten the hose clamps with the screwdriver. Push the final length of hose over the outlet port on the sand filter. Connect the other end of this hose to the inlet port on the side of your pool. Turn on the above-ground pool pump. Allow the pump to run for about two minutes to remove any impurities from the silica sand in the filter.How to Install a Swimmimg Pool Pump (medium difficulty)
Turn off the pump. Turn on the pump to operate the filter and pump normally. If your pump and filter hoses use threaded connectors, wrap thread-seal tape around the male threads on the hoses before attaching them to the pump, filter and pool. Cecilia Harsch has been writing professionally since She writes mainly home improvement, health and travel articles for various online publications.